Infection prevention and control, including flu

Good infection prevention and control management is essential to ensure people receive safe care and support in care settings. It also ensures safe practice. All staff play an important role in the prevention and control of infection in their individual actions and in the workplace.

CPA guidance can help you to plan and manage infections – including outbreaks of flu and other viral and bacterial infections.

We also include links to the latest government guidance on current issues.

Infection prevention and control§

CPA guidance on infection prevention and control to protect the health and well-being of service users in care settings, and to reduce the effect of an infection outbreak on service provision. Effective infection prevention and control depends on early recognition and timely intervention. This in turn depends on surveillance of infection.  This document should be used in conjunction with national guidance and local policies.

Download Infection prevention and control guidance (Updated April 2020)

Infection control checklist§

This document provides a helpful checklist that you could use to help you prevent and control the spread of infection in your care setting. This document should be used in conjunction with national guidance and local policies. It should also be used to complement the guidance on Infection prevention and control.

Download Infection control checklist – PDF version

Download Infection control checklist – Word version